why does Confluence show 404 page for existing pages?

When a user tries to access an existing page for which he has no access rights the 404 page is shown. Why is this?

There  should rather be a message, that the user has no access to the page.

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Hi Xaver,

This has been reported as a bug in our system, and you're welcome to watch it for updates:

Please vote on it as well as it helps us keep account of how many users are running into the issue.

Let us know if you have any questions about this!

Kind Regards,
Shannon

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That can happen with proxies, poorly configured web-servers or core installation files with the incorrect permissions set.  There's a standard "you can't see this page because it's deleted or you don't have permission" built into Confluence, but users will get a 404 if it can't be served up by Confluence.  What url is showing when someone lands on this, and how does it compare to your base url in Confluence? 

we uses confluence cloud.

I expect a 401 instead of 404 if user has no access to the page.

Ah, Cloud, that needs to go to Cloud support then.

Thanks @Nic Brough [Adaptavist]! It's a known bug so I have posted it here in case anyone else runs into the issue. :) 

Kind Regards,
Shannon

Sorry, I didn't refresh and check that it had been answered! 

No worries! It's understandable 

Kind Regards,
Shannon

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